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Relationship Renovation

Relationship Renovation is a workshop designed for all sorts of couples, from de-facto, engaged, newly married, or senior couples, which aims to assist them in understanding, and applying to their own relationship, the research about what makes a relationship work, versus what makes it deteriorate and ultimately fail.


Based on the Gottman ‘Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work:’ book by  John Gottman and Nan Silver, the program involves combined presentations, psychoeducation, presenter role plays, practical skills training and the opportunity to practice skills with your partner in a safe and private environment aimed at learning skills in the three key relationship areas:

  1. conflict management skills

  2. strengthening a couple’s friendship, intimacy, and emotional bond

  3. creating a couple’s sense of shared purpose and meaning 


What will be covered

This workshop provides evidence-based tools to help couples improve relationship quality and satisfaction through teaching, demonstrations and couples practice sessions aimed at:

  • Developing skills in managing conflict constructively

  • Gaining skills for solvable, perpetual, and gridlocked problems

  • Improving friendship, fondness and admiration

  • Enhancing romance, intimacy, and emotional connection 

  • Creating a couple’s sense of shared meaning

  • Maintaining gains throughout lifetime


These skills and techniques are supported by over 50 years of scientific research into relationships by award-winning relationship scientists Dr. John and Julie Gottman from The Gottman Institute.


Who should attend?


Couples that would benefit from this workshop:

  • Those who wish to enhance a good relationship

  • Those who wish to strengthen their emotional bond

  • Those who wish to gain conflict management skills.

  • Those who don’t require and feel they aren’t ready for therapy


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